Couple of days ago I heard fuel packing isn’t enough which sometimes leads to crash or emergency scenarios. So today I’m gonna give you the simplest way to calculate how much fuel you need to conduct a safe flight.
First let’s talk about the type of Aircraft
- Light Aircrafts
- Short Haul Aircrafts
- Long Haul Aircrafts
Before commencing any flight know your aircraft and then in the aircraft selection tab you will see the fuel flow of your aircraft.
Now what you gonna do
First of all let’s see the how do we plan our fuel
Taxi fuel (10 mins of the total trip fuel) + trip fuel (incl. Take off, climb, cruise, descent, approach and touch down) + contingency fuel (10-15% of trip fuel) + alternate fuel (calculate accordingly to alternative airport) + reserve fuel (45 mins of trip fuel)
Trip fuel you can calculate by adding few things (duration and fuel flow) to the calculator I have attached below.
When you have your trip fuel then you can also calculate your other fuels like taxi, reserve and contingency
Note- contingency fuel varies according to type of aircraft for e.g. it is 45 mins for turbine engine and 30 mins for turboprop and piston engine
👆 Here is the calculator, open this scroll it a lil bit you will see fuel tap on it.
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